Emerson Family Law’s connections within Australia as well those with family lawyers overseas enables us to provide sound and fulsome advice in relation to any international aspects arising out of your family law matter.
Australia’s multicultural society combined with the advent of globalisation, has seen international family law emerge as a distinct area of practice.
In recent times, cases such as the ‘Italian Girls’ Case’ presents a timely reminder of cross jurisdictional disputes in the family law context and the importance of obtaining sound advice from the outset.
Such situations generally arise where on separation, one party wishes to return to their country of origin or more commonly returns to their country of origin with the children without the other parties’ consent. In such circumstances it then becomes necessary to consider this “conflict of law” and conduct a comparative exercise between the parties’ respective entitlements in their country of origin as well as in the Australian jurisdiction.